Thursday Again

December 3, 2009

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. I fell asleep ridiculously early Tuesday night and then didn’t have time to write a post before work yesterday.

Anyway, the GRE went well. I wish my math score had been a little higher, but it was within the range of how I did on the practice tests so I can’t complain too much. I am so glad it is over with, but the fact that I don’t have to take it again hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

Here is an outfit I wore a couple of week’s ago:

Shirt-NY&Co, Sweater-August Silk, Pants-Express, Shoes-Predictions

This was taken before I got those pants hemmed so you can’t really see the shoes, but they are the Oxford Booties that I wore on Thanksgiving.

Oh, and Happy Thursday, everyone! No work tonight so that means I get to enjoy Bones and The Office live.


Today’s The Day

December 1, 2009

I am taking the GRE this afternoon. Cross your fingers for me! This is my one shot, so I better do well. Hopefully I will have some good news for you tomorrow.


It’s a Beautiful Day . . .

October 21, 2009

. . . for studying.

GRE prep

I know, just what you want to see in the morning, right? I feel the same way. So yesterday I took my second practice GRE with mixed results. I got my math score up to almost my goal score. It was close enough that I am happy with it. Unfortunately, my verbal score was way down this time. I have decided that computer adaptive tests are silly. I got almost twice as many wrong on math than on verbal and percentage-wise I was way better on verbal. However, the 6 verbal questions I got wrong all occurred during the first third of the test, which is where most of your score is determined. The fact that I got questions 10-30 correct didn’t really matter since I got 6 of the first 9 wrong. How annoying is that!

So what I took away from this practice test is

1) Pacing myself better this time really helped me improve my math score

2) I can pace myself better on verbal in order to improve that score as well.

I am going to take my third practice test on Saturday so we’ll see how that goes. As soon as I can get my math and verbal scores to be close to what I want at the same time then I will feel ready to take the real thing.